Our Best Blogs for 2013

It’s been a great year for the DHP Research  Blog –  with increasing followers and close to 14000 views – we thought you might like to know which posts you viewed most this year. So here’s the countdown of our most popular content for 2013.

10. Ask the Right Questions, and You’ll Optimize When we research and attempt to maximize favorable patient-reported outcomes (PROs), apples and oranges abound.

9. Patient reported outcome measures Adding value in supporting key biomedical endpoints A key hurdle facing the entire pharmaceutical industry is non-adherence by patients to medication. This problem is only likely to be surmounted if patients believe that taking medication will lead to immediate benefits through reduction of symptoms, improvement in physiological functioning and quality of life.

8. Take a look at our new Diabetes Health Profile infographic

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7. Are Patients Customers? A particularly heated discussion recently among health care practitioners and leaders has been over the question of whether or not patients should be considered customers.

6. Should We Still Measure Patient Satisfaction? People working in health care are generally familiar with the concept of patient satisfaction; although there is often confusion with this and patient experience. However, how useful is a measure of patient satisfaction and can it really tell us anything when comparing the quality of care delivered?

5. The psychological and behavioural impact of living with diabetes In addition to the physical limitations and complications, diabetes can have a significant impact on the individual’s psychological and behavioural functioning including emotional well-being, family and social functioning and psychological distress.

4. A Simple Guide to Selecting Patient Reported Outcome Measures With increasing involvement of the patient in the care received, patient reported outcome (PRO) measures are increasingly accompanying the traditional clinical ways of measuring health and treatment effects. When well developed and implemented correctly PROs can help you gain  deeper insights into the impact of illness and disease from the patient’s perspective that traditional clinical outcomes do not.

And now for the top 3

3. Patient reported outcomes, patient reported experience, questionnaire design – White papers and presentations We’ve been busy at DHP Research  over the past couple of months producing a variety of content, including white papers and presentations which we’ve uploaded here for your convenience in case you would like to view them.

2. Net Promoter Score in Health Care Net Promoter Score (NPS) is a valuable metric, and it has no doubt been adopted by many companies and industries.  NPS is a simple, easy to use, and easily calculated metric that is intuitively associated with business health (Reichheld, Fredrick F. (2003),

1. 7 Steps to successful questionnaire design – 2 Start at the end Designing a health survey questionnaire whether it’s to measure patient satisfaction or patient experience is more than simply writing some questions expecting patients to understand them and provide reliable and valid answers. Designing a patient satisfaction or experience questionnaire involves initiating a relationship with patients that stimulates their interest and encourages them to provide the best answers possible.

We hope you enjoy the content you’ve missed, click opposite to follow the blog by email and why not visit our website to find out more about us – and finally a big thanks to everyone who read, commented on, or shared our posts this year.



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